Thursday, December 13, 2007

Music From The Edge: The Jets


Thank you all for your patience. The holidays have really gotten me wrapped up in other projects that my blog has taken a back seat. Even though I have promised a number of things - that have so far not been delivered. (Worry not my friends, I will keep my promise.)

But in the spirit of the holidays, I came across a lost 80s Christmas LP, "Christmas With The Jets."



An all-in-the-family group in the vein of The Osmonds (yes, The Jets are also Mormon) and the Jackson 5. The Jets blasted on the scene in 1985-86 on MCA records with their first smash hit "Crush on You," (Billboard Hot 100 #3, Hot Dance Music/Club Play #4). Their first single "Curiosity" failed to gain any airplay on the pop charts (but you could definately feel the Minn/Prince vibe happening!)(Hot Billboard R&B/Hip-Hop Singles and Tracks #8). They decided to cash in on the success of their debut LP "The Jets" (Billboard Top 200 #21), with a Christmas LP the following year in 1986. Easily a rushed project (that shows in the production and choice of songs), this LP was meant to showcase the individual talents within the group - with each member taking a lead vocal on a selected track. My synopisis of this is simple - most of the members should have remained back-up vocals. This did not stop The Jets chart success - the following release in 1987 "Magic" continued the success of the first two LPs (Billboard Top 200, #35). The biggest track from this LP was "You Got It All" (Billboard Hot 100, #1), followed by the dance track, "Rocket 2 U" (Billboard Hot 100, #6, Hot Dance/Club Play #3). I have included the 12" remix of "Rocket 2 U" as your bonus present.

So here is your Early Christmas Present...

Download: The Jets "Christmas With The Jets"

Bitrate: 128Kbps

Tracklisting:

SIDE A:

This Christmas
Christmas In My Heart
All Alone On Christmas Eve
On Christmas Night
Home For Christmas

SIDE B:

Somewhere Out There
Love So Rare
Christmas Is My Favorite Time of Year
You Make It Christmas
The Christmas, This Year

~~Ripped From Vinyl~~

BONUS CHRISTMAS GIFT

Download: The Jets "Rocket 2 U" 12" Remix
Bitrate: 128Kbps

Tracklisting:
Rocket 2 U (Extended Version)
Rocket 2 U (Radio Edit)
Rocket 2 U (Dub)
Rocket 2 U (Percappella)

~~Ripped From Vinyl~~

BONUS BONUS CHRISTMAS GIFT


Enjoy - and remember to donate non-perishable food items to your local food pantry...there are many throughout the country that are running extremely low on food or are out completely!

Peace.Love.Live.
JPB

8 comments:

John said...

I love "Rocket 2 U", but that mix really removes the "smoothness" of the song...bummer!

Charissa said...

"You Got It All" is one of my all-time fav songs... I so love The Jets.

Anonymous said...

The Jets!!! Haven't thought of them in forever. Love them, "cuz you got it all....all over him! You've got it all over him, you got me over him, honey it's true. There's just you, you must have been heaven sent, hearing you call me when out on a limb...and your all that he's not, just look what I've got.........

I could go on, but alas :)
Love ya!
Jenny

Anonymous said...

any plans to repost these for this christmas again now that the links expired?

VxTOR said...

I loved that christmas album as a teen!!! thank you so much for posting!!
u made my holiday!.

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rafaelmoliv said...

Thanks so much for this rarity... But could it possible you re-up the track 1, it is with defect... I'll be tankful to the rest of my life with you... Peace and love! ;P

D.J. Ciccone said...

any plans to repost these the links expired?